Engineering student examines better tools to study cancer

Samantha Grist, an electrical and computer engineering PhD candidate, will speak at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Conference in February. Her research with Professor Karen Cheung in the Bio Medical Micro Devices Lab has reproduced conditions of hypoxia (where body tissue does not receive enough oxygen to survive) in a microfluidic device. Using this device, researchers can mimic conditions near tumors to better study the effects of cancer treatments.  Click here for more information.